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360-Degree Panoramas of Hiroshima After the Atomic Bomb

Six months after the atomic bomb “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima, three American photographers and one Japanese photographer shot panoramas from five different locations to document the devastation. Mari Shimomura of the Hiroshima Peace Museum recently gave high-resolution scans of these panoramas to 360cities founder Jeffrey Martin, who then turned them into these 360-degree panoramas. It’s a stark and unsettling reminder of something that will hopefully never happen again.

(via 360cities via Gizmodo)


 
  • http://twitter.com/Basbeeky Bas ter Beek

    Wow. These are the first black/white 360’s I see.

    Ontopic: Unbelievable what to bombs can do….

  • http://twitter.com/Basbeeky Bas ter Beek

    Wow. These are the first black/white 360’s I see.

    Ontopic: Unbelievable what to bombs can do….

  • http://twitter.com/Basbeeky Bas ter Beek

    Wow. These are the first black/white 360’s I see.

    Ontopic: Unbelievable what to bombs can do….

  • http://twitter.com/Basbeeky Bas ter Beek

    Wow. These are the first black/white 360’s I see.

    Ontopic: Unbelievable what to bombs can do….

  • Mike

    It would be pretty cool to see what it looks like now from the same places

  • Ablindcat

    Yeah, before & afters are always great. They add more depth to the article.

  • http://twitter.com/IEBAcom Anthony Burokas

    These are stunning in the depiction of the devastation.
    Compare these to things like the Japanese tidal wave.
    Here, everything is just gone- and gone for huge, huge distances.
    Not to mention you can’t photograph the lingering radiation here,
    or the effects of radiation on those who actually “survived.”

  • Mikenco

    Amazing how similar the a-bomb effect compares to the tsunami. In fact, I’d say the tsunami damage was worse. The power of nature.

  • Alex

    Pretty interesting.  I live about 20 miles south of Hiroshima and go to the bomb dome almost once a month for photography reasons.  Because of all the new buildings around I guess it made me not think about what it looked like right after the bomb went off.  There are photos in the museum,  but nothing that is interactive like this that gives you a sense of feel how it looked at the time.

  • Alex

    Pretty interesting.  I live about 20 miles south of Hiroshima and go to the bomb dome almost once a month for photography reasons.  Because of all the new buildings around I guess it made me not think about what it looked like right after the bomb went off.  There are photos in the museum,  but nothing that is interactive like this that gives you a sense of feel how it looked at the time.

  • Alex

    Pretty interesting.  I live about 20 miles south of Hiroshima and go to the bomb dome almost once a month for photography reasons.  Because of all the new buildings around I guess it made me not think about what it looked like right after the bomb went off.  There are photos in the museum,  but nothing that is interactive like this that gives you a sense of feel how it looked at the time.